Significance 2.0: a guide to assessing the significance of collections

Significance defines the meanings and values of a cultural heritage item or collection through research and analysis, and by assessment against a standard set of criteria.

Significance 2.0 was written by Roslyn Russell and Kylie Winkworth for the former Collections Council of Australia.


Significance 2.0 was originally published in 2009 by the Collections Council of Australia, a national collections sector industry council established and supported by the Cultural Ministers Council from 2004 until April 2010.

Significance 2.0 was widely distributed in 2009 to collecting organisations and local libraries across Australia.

Following the closure of the Collections Council of Australia in 2010, copyright was transferred to the Commonwealth.

For further enquiries

Please e-mail or telephone the Ministry for the Arts, Collections Access section, on (02) 6141 3625.